We value music and all students at Taupaki School receive specialist music instruction from New Entrants to Year 8. 

Children who remain with us from the first year of school become musically literate before heading to high school.

Opportunities are numerous in music and performing arts. 

In addition to their weekly lessons, children have the opportunity to learn to play a variety of instruments, such as the ukulele and marimba. They can also become involved in our many choirs running throughout the year. 

Each year, students will also be involved in our school wide production or Arts festival which occurs on alternate years. All these opportunities build confidence and develop strong foundations in the creative arts.

Kapa Haka

Our Kapa Haka has been growing from strength to strength in recent years. Students meet weekly to learn waiata, poi and haka. Tikanga and Aotearoa history are woven through these sessions and a deep sense of pride and manaakitanga is felt by all of the students involved.



To provide an opportunity for Year 5-8 children to learn traditional songs and dance.


Students will :

a) Learn to appreciate that maori performing arts is an art form

b) Learn discipline techniques to assist in hand eye coordination

c) Learn basic te reo maori

d) Learn how to coordinate movement and song in the formation of choreography

e) Learn how to work together as a team and consequently develop good social

relationships with others